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Orbis exhibiting at EEM Showcase

All public sector organisations are invited to the annual EEM Supply Chain Showcase.

The Showcase is an opportunity to network with over 100 contractors, suppliers and manufacturers, all who have places on a wide selection of EEM frameworks.

Our experts will be showcasing our vacant property solutions alongside our lone worker solutions. Orbis leads the market in providing a one-stop-solution for property managers looking to secure or re-let their vacant properties. For clients not wedded to one option but instead acting in the best interests of their customers, we recommend the best solution to reduce property risks, saving you both time and money.

Tickets are free for all public sector organisations and complimentary refreshments and a buffet are available for all visitors.

The next Showcase will be held on Thursday 14th September 2017, 9am-4pm, at Trent Vineyard Conference Centre, Nottingham.

See www.eemshowcase2017.eventbrite.co.uk for further details.

 

National Housing Federation – Annual Conference

We are happy to announce that Orbis will be exhibiting at the National Housing Federation Annual Housing Conference taking place in Birmingham ICC on the 19th and 20th September.

This event is important in housing for leading the political agenda and shaping the direction of the sector.

Over 2,000 housing professionals will discuss what the future holds with top speakers from inside and outside housing.

Our experts will be showcasing our vacant property solutions alongside our lone worker solutions. Orbis leads the market in providing a one-stop-solution for property managers looking to secure or re-let their vacant properties. For clients not wedded to one option but instead acting in the best interests of their customers, we recommend the best solution to reduce property risks, saving you both time and money.

If you haven’t registered yet, you can find registration details here.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

CIH event winner gets donation to charity

At every opportunity Orbis provide much needed support to great causes across the country.

During the recent CIH (Chartered Institute of Housing) Housing 2017 event held in Manchester, Orbis took the initiative to give visitors the chance to raise funds for a charity of their choice.

Orbis’ competition gave visitors the chance to complete an Orbis pound nominating a charity of their choice. Orbis’ promise; to pay the amount of entries to the lucky winners charity!

Over the course of three days Orbis collected just short of 300 competition entries, which was rounded up to a prize fund of £300 for charity.

The lucky winner was Deborah at Trafford Housing Trust, who nominated the RSPCA for the amazing work they do with animal across the UK.

Here’s Deborah being presented with a cheque for the RSPCA!

Orbis gains ISO27001 accreditation for Lone Worker Protection

ISO27001 provides our customers with peace of mind that our lone worker solutions have been stringently audited and passed all the data security checks.

ISO27001 is recognised around the world and proves that Orbis has demonstrated compliant information security controls throughout the company.

Shaun Wilcock, Director of Monitoring Services of Orbis:

“The business benefits from ISO 27001 certification are considerable. Not only do the standards help ensure that a business’ security risks are managed effectively, but the adherence to the recognised standards sends a valuable and important message to customers and business partners: this business does things the correct way and we take the protection of data seriously”

Orbis has been protecting lone workers since 2001 and today we protect more than 25,000 employees each year. Our solutions continue to innovate, to provide the highest level of security and peace of mind for at-risk employees nationwide. Backed up by our wholly owned BS5979 Cat II alarm response centre and BS8484 lone worker accreditations, Orbis offers a full solution from incident, response to escalation.

As the way we work is constantly changing, Orbis’ devices are constantly evolving to meet the daily needs of our customers and their employees, we work closely with police and our clients to make sure that all their safety needs are met around the clock.

For more information about our solutions, get in touch today and one of our experts will be happy to help.

Orbis’ cleaning service in Aberdeen receives great review

After securing the contract to clean all mainstream multi-story housing blocks for Aberdeen City Council, Orbis were asked to take part in a survey answering questions in relation to the service we provide. The results concluded that the tenants at all 39 buildings were happy with the service provided and many respondents commented on the helpful and friendly manner of our staff.

View the full newsletter here: multi matters newsletter

Well done to everyone involved in delivering this service, keep up the great work!

Orbis Exhibiting at Procure 4 Health July 2017

P4H is the leading procurement event for health services in the UK, designed to promote and support the ongoing NHS efficiency objectives. The event is attended by over 1200 key decision makers in the sector.

The event showcases skills development, collaboration and best practices. The event provides visitors an unrivalled opportunity to engage directly with interactive and educational features aligned to support procurement initiatives, both at national and trust level.

Orbis has delivered many different services to the NHS for many years. This year we will be showcasing our lone worker protection solutions. Our range of Lone Worker Solutions currently supports over 25,000 at-risk employees across the UK and are monitored day and night by our BS5979 Cat II / BS8484 Alarm Receiving Centre.

Book your place here: 

Fly Tipping – At its worst since 2010

Government Agency urge all property managers to be extra vigilant in a recent spate of illegal waste dumping across the UK

As you are no doubt aware, void properties can be vulnerable. Waste dumped in void properties or in gardens may leave property owners with the responsibility and costs of disposing of the waste, which can be considerable.

Our Solution

Orbis can protect & clear residential and commercial properties as well as development sites. We understand that vacant properties create a variety of issues and represent a significant cost to property managers, but with the right security, clean & clear services and regular monitoring in place we can minimise the risks.

Orbis is capable of handling large or small fly tipping sites for our clients. Orbis are fully accredited to handle and dispose of waste in an environmentally safe and efficient way.
We have developed long standing relationships with several leading social housing organisations. Working with our partners has allowed us to identify the following key benefits to you;

 

Property Maintenance and Specialised Cleaning Services

Planned, re-active and specialist maintenance keeps the property in a ready to let condition to help minimise your loss of income

Physical Security Measures

To deter intruders and minimise the likelihood of criminal activity at the property your loss of income.

Wireless Monitored Alarms

Operational without power supply to the property saving money and energy

24/7 Alarm Activation Response

Rapid response prevents further damage and loss of valuables while the re-instatement of security measures ensures continuity of insurance compliance

Online Reporting

Immediate updates of works carried out thanks to our straight line clear audit trail available online 24/7 giving you control and information wherever you are

 

Trends in the number of fly-tipping incidents in England, 2007/08 to 2015/16 (in thousands)

Number of large-scale tipping sites closed down in 2016, by region:

Orbis Exhibiting at CIH and PfH Live 2017

We are happy to announce that Orbis will be exhibiting at Europe’s largest housing event CIH and will also be at the co-located event PFH live both taking place in Manchester Central on the 27th – 29th June.

Housing 2017 is the only event within housing that brings together housing associations, local authorities, housebuilders, funders, contractors and advisors. The event is held over 3 days and hosts over:

  • 200 speakers
  • 300 exhibitors
  • 1,500 delegates
  • 8,000 visitors

The event is recognised for its great networking and learning opportunities for both exhibitors and visitors. Orbis, who has attended the event for many years, is excited to be returning to showcase all the great work we do for our customers. If you’re visiting, please feel free to drop in to have a nice chat with one of our helpful vacant property or lone worker experts.

Locations

  • CIH (D13) We will be right by the main entrance to welcome you to the event
  • PFH (P4) Rear of the hall next to the Fringe area

Our experts will be showcasing our vacant property solutions alongside our lone worker solutions. Orbis leads the market in providing a one-stop-solution for property managers looking to secure or re-let their vacant properties. For clients not wedded to one option but instead acting in the best interests of their customers, we recommend the best solution to reduce property risks, saving you both time and money.

If you haven’t registered yet, you can find registration details here.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Orbis Exhibiting at Empty Homes Network Conference

People and businesses travel from all over the country for this conference to discuss updates regarding empty homes across the nation. Orbis are exhibiting at the conference on 24th May and look forward to speaking to other industry professional in this field.

Who’s it for?

Local authorities and their partners; housing associations, self-help housing groups and community organisations working in the field of empty homes; organisations involved in leasing properties to meet housing need; allied service providers such as lawyers, accountants, property guardians, builders, green energy firms; and more.

Who are the Empty Homes Network? (EHN)

EHN are a not-for-profit membership organisation. They are a national network with approximately 550 individual members and associates, launched with 80 members in 2001 as the National Association of Empty Property Practitioners.

Since then EHN have expanded our membership to include those working in regeneration companies, in self-help and community groups, and in private sector firms involved in helping bring empty homes back into use.

Their main role is to support all practitioners and organisations involved in addressing the issue of empty homes, helping them work as effectively as possible. They do this by facilitating the sharing of information and experience, by organising training events and conferences, by promoting best practice amongst delivery partners and by promoting sound policy at national level.

More about EHN here: Empty Homes Network

Who are Orbis?

Orbis leads the market in providing a one-stop-solution for property managers looking to secure or re-let their vacant properties. For clients not wedded to one option but instead acting in the best interests of their customers, we will recommend the best solution to reduce property risks in a cost-effective way.

Orbis delivers what it promises to clients, when we say we will. We are one company, with strong regional teams, making local decisions, understanding local markets and locations, hiring and developing local people, and doing all we can to improve local communities. With that as a foundation, we are building on our service offer to be the most trusted partner for our clients, making reoccupation and the best use of sites our shared goal. Want to find out more about how Orbis can tailor a solution to meet your needs, complete our contact us form here: Contact us today

New Accreditation: British Standard 8418 for Monitoring CCTV Alarm Systems

At Orbis we always strive to invest and lead in everything we do. We are happy to announce that our CAT II dedicated alarm receiving centre is now accredited to the British Standard BS8418.

The British Security Associations Industries (BSIA) have put together a helpful customer’s user guide for CCTV alarm monitoring systems, which can be viewed here:

A customer’s guide to BS 8418 detector-activated remotely monitored CCTV systems

Orbis leads the market in providing a one-stop-solution for property managers looking to secure or re-let their vacant properties. For clients not wedded to one option but instead acting in the best interests of their customers, we will recommend the best solution to reduce property risks in a cost-effective way.

Orbis delivers what it promises to clients, when we say we will. We are one company, with strong regional teams, making local decisions, understanding local markets and locations, hiring and developing local people, and doing all we can to improve local communities.

With that as a foundation, we are building on our service offer to be the most trusted partner for our clients, making reoccupation and the best use of sites our shared goal.

Want to find out more about how Orbis can tailor a solution to meet your needs, complete our contact us form here: Contact us today